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American RadioWorks |
(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

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Trips sponsored by

Armenian Assembly of America


Total cost of 21 trips: $69,818.01


Traveler: Frank Pallone (from the office of Frank Pallone)
Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Purpose: SPEECH AND PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $836.50
source

Traveler: Paul Unger (from the office of George Allen)
Destination: ARMENIA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $2,497.34
source

Traveler: Sean Moore (from the office of Barbara Boxer)
Destination: ARMENIA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION TRIP
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,497.34
source

Traveler: John Bradshaw (from the office of Robert Torricelli)
Destination: ARMENIA AND NAGORNO-KARABAGH
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,497.34
source

Traveler: Gregory Aftandilian (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: ARMENIA AND NAGOSHO-KARABAGH
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION TRIP TO THE AREA TO ASCERTAIN CONDITIONS
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,497.54
source

Traveler: Bradley Ayers (from the office of Roger Wicker)
Destination: VISITS TO ARMENIA AND NAGORNOKARABAGH
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,497.34
source

Traveler: Elise Kenderian (from the office of Jim Saxton)
Destination: ARMENIA/NAGORNO KARABAGH
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,497.34
source

Traveler: Jodi Lieberman (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: ARMENIA
Purpose: TO OBSERVE US-FUNDED ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS ON THE GROUND
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,497.34
source

Traveler: Natalie Barusic (from the office of John Sweeney)
Destination: VISITS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS IN ARMENIA & NAGORNO KARABUGH INCLUDING PRESIDENT, FOREIGN MINISTERS, ENERGY MINISTER, USAID REPRESENTATIVE
Purpose: SEE HOW US AID DOLLARS ARE BEING SPENT - FOLLOW-UP ON THE PEACE TALKS BETWEEN ARMENIA & AZERBAIJAN OVER NAGARNO KARABAUGH
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,497.34
source

Traveler: Craig Albright (from the office of Joseph Knollenberg)
Destination: ARMENIA, NAGORNO KARABAGH
Purpose: FACT-FUNDING
Date: Apr 13, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $2,497.34
source

Traveler: Anna Eshoo (from the office of Anna Eshoo)
Destination: LAS VEGAS
Purpose: RECEIVED AWARD AT GALA BANQUET
Date: Jun 9, 2001
Expense: $708.31
source

Traveler: Mitch Mcconnell (from the office of Mitch Mcconnell)
Destination: LOS ANGELES CA
Purpose: INVITED TO KEY NOTE DINNER EVENT CELEBRATING THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF ARMENIAN INDEPENDENCE, BEVERLY HILTON HOTEL, BEVERLY HILLS, CA, EVENING OF DECEMBER 8, 2001
Date: Dec 8, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,214.00
source

Traveler: Frank Pallone (from the office of Frank Pallone)
Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 15, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,003.74
source

Traveler: Joseph Knollenberg (from the office of Joseph Knollenberg)
Destination: FORT LAUDERDALE
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 16, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,084.40
source

Traveler: Joel Najar (from the office of Xavier Becerra)
Destination: ARMENIA (YEREVAN)
Purpose: FACT-FINDING: HOW U.S. AID IS USED; ON RECENT ELECTIONS. MTGS W/ARMENIAN GOV'T OFFICIALS AND INT'L AID ORGANIZATIONS
Date: Aug 14, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $3,581.55
source

Traveler: Edward Burrier (from the office of Edward Royce)
Destination: WASHINGTON D.C. TO YEREVAN, ARMENIA-INCLUDED DAY TRIP TO NAGORNO-KARABAKH
Purpose: EVALUATE EFFECTIVENESS OF USAID DOLLARS, DISCUSS POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND REGIONAL ISSUES
Date: Aug 14, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $3,594.28
source

Traveler: Brian Daniels (from the office of James Langevin)
Destination: YEREVAN, ARMENIA
Purpose: STAFF FACT-FINDING TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT U.S. AID TO ARMENIA, TRADE & ECONOMIC POLICY, DEMOCRATIC REFORMS, AND INTERNATIONAL AND DIPLOMATIC ISSUES
Date: Aug 14, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $3,583.00
source

Traveler: Jeannette Windon (from the office of Mark Kirk)
Destination: YEREVAN, ARMENIA DAY TRIP TO NAZORNO KARABATH
Purpose: TO INVESTIGATE AND EVALUATE USAID PROGRAMS, POLITICAL & ECONOMIC SITUATION IN ARMENIA
Date: Aug 14, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $3,287.00
source

Traveler: Shelly Abajian (from the office of Dianne Feinstein)
Destination: ARMENIA AND NAGORNO-KARABAKH
Purpose: TO OBTAIN GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC CHALLENGES FACING ARMENIA AND NAGORNO-KARABAKH AND TO SEE PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS MADE POSSIBLE WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF U.S. FUNDING
Date: Aug 16, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $3,732.13
source

Traveler: Raffi Vartian (from the office of Frank Pallone)
Destination: YEREVAN, ARMENIA - LONDON, ENGLAND (UK)
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Aug 16, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $2,984.11
source

Traveler: Norm Coleman (from the office of Norm Coleman)
Destination: YEREVAN, ARMENIA
Purpose: TO ASSESS ARMENIAN PROGRESS ON THEIR MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE ACCOUNT COMPACT, ARMENIAN FOREIGN POLICY AND TRADE OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE UNITED STATES, AND AN UPDATE ON PEACE CORPS ACTIVITIES IN ARMENIA
Date: May 31, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $20,732.73
source



American RadioWorks |
(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

Recent Posts

  • 11.24.14

    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

    Last month the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released a report that showed evidence of nearly two decades of academic fraud perpetuated by the school’s Afro-American Studies Department. An investigation found certain professors and administrators had an unwritten policy of “propping up” student athletes. This week on the podcast, we look at academic fraud at colleges with high-stakes sports programs.
  • 11.17.14

    The Utility of a PhD

    Humanities professors at colleges and universities are re-thinking what it means to offer a PhD. The old model is proving unsustainable. It takes an average nine years to get a doctorate, but less than 60 percent of PhDs are finding tenure-track teaching jobs. This week, we look at a new report recommending academics view doctoral programs in a new light.
  • 11.10.14

    Radio: FDR’s ‘Natural Gift’

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt was a radio natural. He spoke in a confident, informal way, using simple words and phrases that were easy to grasp.
  • 11.12.14

    The Roosevelts as a political team

    Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt were not the first White House couple to act as political partners, but they were the first to do so in such a public fashion.